Despite the tensions Canadians hear and read about, Quebec's English-language literary scene has burgeoned over the past nine years. English fiction is a reality in Quebec. "Future Tense" is a delectable sampling of new short fiction writing. Included are stories by Julie Keith, George Szanto, Carolyn Marie Souaid, James Boothroyd, Robyn Sarah, Irene Friedman Karafilly, Teresa Jurkowski, Connie Barnes Rose, R. John Woolfrey, and F.C. Salevsky.